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The Jonathan Levine always has great art shows. Currently, Natalia Fabia – Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle is up. Loving the subject! “In the artist’s words: “Punk rock is one of my true loves. Punk to me is an attitude, a lifestyle. Punk is a middle finger, punk is do-it-yourself, do what you want. It’s a kind of freedom. I’m attracted to my subjects for having that quality. This attitude is what I wanted to convey in this series. My models (many of which are friends) are all to – – Read more:
ROBERT CARTER was born in St. Albans, England, and moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. He graduated from Sheridan College School of Art and Design in 2002. Robert combines a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem-solving to create striking, vibrant, and textured illustrations and portraits with subjects ranging from the realistic to the surreal. Robert is an award-winning illustrator. – – more
Rich Genest, or sometimes better known as ‘The Zombie Boy’, is a twenty-six-year-old from Canada who has challenged the typical ideas of beauty. He got his first tattoo at the age of sixteen and from there on has continued to cover his body with the artwork of Frank Lewis. After leaving school, Genest took to an underground life of ‘tattoos, piercings, music and DIY fashion.’ He was later given the nickname ‘Zombie boy’ by his new family of friends. At the age of 19, the project for his body commenced with the help of artist Frank Lewis. Now, after six years of tattooing, eighty percent of Genest’s body is covered, having spent over $17,000. The project is not yet finished, Genest will continue until ‘his tapestry is finished.’ Rick Genest embodies the phrase, don’t judge a book by its cover.
Whilst there is no doubt that many people find his tattoos repulsive or perhaps insulting, there are others that celebrate the work that Genest has achieved. He has committed himself to an idea that he believes in, which is perhaps something we could all take note of from time to time. His body expresses something completely different to the images we are presented with day to day. Moreover, – – read about Rico